Diagnosis author Lisa Sanders in the Triangle

Oct 6, 2009

I’ve been a fan of the Diagnosis column in the NYTimes Sunday Magazine for some time, and so when I heard that Lisa Sanders, the author, had a new book coming out, I shot her an email message to ask if she’d be coming through the Triangle on a book tour.

Turns out, she was indeed on her way down here for Grand Rounds talks at both UNC-CH and Duke. When I asked, she also agreed to meet up with the Science Communicators of North Carolina, so I’ve organized a happy hour for this Thursday, October 8 from 5:30pm to 7pm at the West End Wine Bar in Durham.

Dr. Sanders’s medical detective stories in the Diagnosis column inspired the creation of the hit T.V. series House, M.D. for which she serves as medical advisor. Before medical school, Dr. Sanders was an Emmy Award-winning producer at CBS News, where she covered medicine and health.

I’ve been reading and enjoying her new book, Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis. In this, she explores the physical exam, visual observation skills, high-tech medical tests and other trends in diagnostic medicine.

Dr. Sanders will read from her book at UNC on Wed, Oct 7th at 12 noon.

Anton Zuiker

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